Feeding the Swamp: Spike reported in spending on lobbyists by social media giants

Feeding the Swamp: Spike reported in spending on lobbyists by social media giants

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2018 Facebook spent a record $3.3 million on lobbying the U.S. government in the first quarter of 2018, a report said. “While that’s a lot for Facebook, it’s not far from what its peers spend,” Recode noted in an April 22 report. “Amazon spent slightly more, $3.38 million, last quarter as […]

New study documents stealth suppression of conservative expression by social media giants

New study documents stealth suppression of conservative expression by social media giants

by WorldTribune Staff, April 17, 2018 Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are makeing a “clear effort to censor the conservative worldview from the public conversation,” according to a new study. The Media Research Center (MRC) study said the social media and tech giants “have declared war on the conservative movement” and “conservatives are losing – […]

Media monopoly watch: Trump guns for Amazon, Pence for Facebook and Google

Media monopoly watch: Trump guns for Amazon, Pence for Facebook and Google

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2018 President Donald Trump wants to end Amazon’s free ride from U.S. taxpayers, while Vice President Mike Pence is warning of the dangerous power wielded by Facebook and Google, reports say. Trump has “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law,” […]

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

’21st century’ tech tax: EU targets U.S. giants Facebook and Google

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU), announced on March 21 it was bringing its tax rules “into the 21st century” with the unveiling of a new tax on digital companies. Though the EU said the digital tax is not aimed at any country or […]

Media firms on both Left and Right protest ‘raw power’ of social media ‘cartel’

Media firms on both Left and Right protest ‘raw power’ of social media ‘cartel’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 27, 2018 Google and Facebook are at the head of a “Digital Cartel” that is threatening the survival of independent news outlets, leaders of both conservative- and liberal-leaning media firms say. Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of the conservative WorldNetDaily.com, wrote on Feb. 26 that WND faces a severe financial crisis […]

Google, Facebook and Drudge reduce former news giants to boutiques

Google, Facebook and Drudge reduce former news giants to boutiques

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2017 The narratives that wind up as the “news of the day” for Americans are heavily driven by just four Internet giants – Google, Facebook, Twitter and the Drudge Report. According to Pew Research Center, 45 percent of Americans say they get some of their news from Facebook. “That means […]

Who is battling social media’s confiscation of the free press? Rupert Murdoch, that’s who

Who is battling social media’s confiscation of the free press? Rupert Murdoch, that’s who

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2017 News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch is spearheading the news industry’s war against tech and social media giants Facebook and Google, which have “eaten journalism’s business model and forever changed how readers consume information,” an analysis said. “Stories in recent months highlighting Facebook and Google’s fraught role in the election […]

Dwarfing past monopolies, the rapid growth of ‘Big Tech’ alarms both left and right

Dwarfing past monopolies, the rapid growth of ‘Big Tech’ alarms both left and right

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2017 The power of three firms – Google, Facebook and Amazon – has grown larger than “any other monopolies we’ve dealt with in the past century,” raising major concerns on all sides of the political spectrum. Google rules about 90 percent of the Internet search market in the United States […]

Columnist: Elite media plot social media censorship algorithms against ‘fake news’ of the right kind

Columnist: Elite media plot social media censorship algorithms against ‘fake news’ of the right kind

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2016 The New York Times is at the forefront of a movement to create algorithms to eliminate what it says is “fake news” from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google. “The elite media and their allies are creating a censorship regime to ban legitimate conservative news” from those platforms, […]

Biggest scandal? Media giants that donated to Clinton Foundation ignore AP exclusive

Biggest scandal? Media giants that donated to Clinton Foundation ignore AP exclusive

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2016 Hillary Clinton supporters in the major media have reported selected scandal stories about the Democratic presidential candidate regarded as partisan attacks. But when the Associated Press released a blockbuster story concluding that more than half of the people Clinton met with as secretary of state gave donations to the […]